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Samuel Merritt ABSN Spring 2011 - page 5

Starting a new thread for the Spring 2011 SMU applicants for the Sacramento Campus and all others as well. Post your stats, any other important information you might have heard about the... Read More

  1. Visit  Victory925 profile page
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    Quote from mstar
    hello all! i just stumbled on this site and it's so helpful to hear all this great information from all the people applying to smu.

    i applied to the san mateo spring 2011 absn cohort at 11:50 on june 30th :b (i was rewriting my personal statement for the millionth time!) i'm so glad at least the application part of the process is done!

    here are my stats:
    science g.p.a.= 4.0 (but currently taking my last class - microbio)
    overall g.p.a. = 3.37
    teas= 92.9 (97.5 - reading, 100 - math)

    lots of healthcare volunteer experience (er, hearing screener at lucile packard, research assistant)
    lots regular volunteer experience (anatomy teaching assistant, + lots more)

    does anyone know when we're supposed to hear back? we still all need to reapply september 1st, right?


    good luck to all of you!
    hi. welcome! great stats btw.

    i am pretty sure we are supposed to hear something back in october. i am not sure about that september 1st application date? anyone???
  2. Visit  BandAid716 profile page
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    Quote from ilnurse15
    Hi, What do you mean we need to reapply by September 1?
    I think what the person meant was that there is another cycle we could apply to that is due Sept. 1 for the SMU Oakland, San Mateo, and SF campuses. Back then, if we are waitlisted for this cycle, they send a slip along with the message to reapply for the following cycle (which in this case would be Sept. 1). I don't think we would hear back from the July 1 cycle before Sept. 1st comes. It does take them normally about 3 months before they start sending things out, but since they're using the new CAS system, it might be a bit faster? Anyone want to find out for us when to expect to hear back from SMU?
  3. Visit  ilnurse15 profile page
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    The only thing I know about september is that there is another cohort that starts next June and the application date for that is September 1
  4. Visit  AN1324 profile page
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    Hi all,

    I was curious if the GPA calculations done match what you expect them to be, specifically the bottom of the "GPA calculation" page that lists your schools?
  5. Visit  rjcurran profile page
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    Hi there. When I applied to the San Mateo cohort that starts in January, I also added the 3 summer cohorts (San Mateo, SF, & Oakland). It only charged me $45 to apply to all 4. I am going to follow up with SMU to make sure that is how it is supposed to be done. Under "designations," there is a different selection for each cohort; therefore, I was able to add the other 3. Does this make sense? If not, let me know.
  6. Visit  greatpyr_mom profile page
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    I'm confused with NursingCAS's calculation of all those different GPAs. I was told my the admissions rep for Sacramento that they only are interested in your last 60 credits. NursingCAS doesn't even calculate a separate category for that. If you look at my last 60 credits, I have a 4.0, but if you take into consideration all my stuff, it's not as good.
  7. Visit  rjcurran profile page
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    I was confused about the GPA also. When I called SMU admissions, a woman told me that they calculate the GPA for the last 60 themselves, but she also told me they look at the overall GPA. She said that as far as the GPA goes, the last 60 is the main thing they are looking at. Hope this helps.
  8. Visit  MStar profile page
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    Quote from rjcurran
    hi there. when i applied to the san mateo cohort that starts in january, i also added the 3 summer cohorts (san mateo, sf, & oakland). it only charged me $45 to apply to all 4. i am going to follow up with smu to make sure that is how it is supposed to be done. under "designations," there is a different selection for each cohort; therefore, i was able to add the other 3. does this make sense? if not, let me know.
    hi rjcurran - i saw on the on the smu website that you only apply to one cohort - http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/nursing...g/requirements:
    under application deadlines

    *please submit only one application for your first choice campus if applying for the spring or summer absn admission cycle.
  9. Visit  MStar profile page
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    Quote from victory925
    hi. welcome! great stats btw.

    i am pretty sure we are supposed to hear something back in october. i am not sure about that september 1st application date? anyone???
    hi victory925,

    last time i went to an info session ---- said that they used to let you know before the next addmission cycle if you got in or not. but with nursingcas because they are new to it and they have just 2 months to review the application before the application for the next cohort - they will not be able to tell you in time.

    she recommended that we apply for the next cohort just in case.
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 3, '10 : Reason: Removed name, as posting names is Terms of Service violation
  10. Visit  rjcurran profile page
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    Yikes! Thanks for pointing that out. I really should have read that more carefully. I hope I didn't mess up my application. I'm going to email and call them to see if I can fix it.
  11. Visit  AN1324 profile page
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    Quote from MStar
    Hi Victory925,

    Last time I went to an info session ---- said that they used to let you know before the next addmission cycle if you got in or not. But with NursingCAS because they are new to it and they have just 2 months to review the application before the application for the next cohort - they will not be able to tell you in time.

    She recommended that we apply for the next cohort just in case.
    I emailed one of the counselors and was told that we would be hearing back from them in October.
  12. Visit  MStar profile page
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    thanks le.john.33! Now the waiting begins :b
  13. Visit  SFNewGrad profile page
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    Hey all. I'm hoping to apply for the Summer 2011 ABSN Program (Sept 1 Application Deadline). I just took the TEAS test last week (7/22) and haven't gotten my scores back yet. I have a 3.5 cumulative GPA with a Science GPA of 4.0. I've been a CNA for 7 years, and currently work for a major healthcare company.

    I heard from one of the counselors too that they will primarily use the TEAS score to differentiate between candidates if everything else is equal.

    Does anyone happen to know what the average TEAS (Reading, Math, Composite) scores are of folks that have been accepted into the SMU ABSN program. I know what the MINIMUM requirements are for SMU (it's posted on their website), but I'm curious if anyone knows what the average scores are for folks that HAVE been accepted. I think I did very well on the Math and Reading, but the Science part - I"m not so sure, so I'm a little freaked out!!

    BTW the Nursing CAS thing is kind of a pain - especially the part about only having about 250 characters or so to write why you want to be a nurse!!!!

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